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Old 20 March 2005, 16:07   #1
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Internal repaint - what Paint?

I am planning on repainting the inside of my rib, as the current orange is looking really faded and scuffed, and also my new console is grey, so I want to make them both match. Is there any particular type of paint I should use? My Dad suggested anything marine quality suitable for fibreglass, but I was wondering if people could expand on this at all?

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I used International Intergrip to paint my decks. It is a gritty paint with sand particles to help improve grip, on slippy decks. It looks good however it needs to be done regularly, (i.e once a year) between lobbing the anchor in and sliding fuel tanks in and out it begins to wear off.
Its very expensive for what it is but seems to do the job. However a very similar result could be obtained by adding sand to a marine spec paint.

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Given that the Rib is likely to be used for safety boat work etc, I'm more interested in durability than aesthetics to some extent (although new paint and all one colour will make it look much better), so if it wears after a year, if anyone knows of anything slightly longer lasting, that would be great.

Suspect what I will do is to take your suggestion, and add sand to the paint that's going on the deck, but not to the console, as it will look nicer on the console, and the console doesn't really need grip on the sides!
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Oh, and preparation wise, a good scrub down with warm soapy water, rinse off, leave to dry, gentle sanding, rub down with a very small amount of white spirit to remove surface particles, leave to dry, then paint. Works for my sailing dinghy, but as always, open to suggestions!
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ADS is spot on, 3/4 L will give 2 coats for a rib deck and if it is scratched then it touches up and dries the same colour. It is also comfortable to walk on in bare feet during the summer. Deck must be scrubbed ! I used a green pan thingy and JIF.

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A product called Durabak is what i would use, it's brilliant and the finish looks very smart! Available from these people:

www.newventureproducts.co.uk
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Durabak for me too
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Shall visit chandlery, see what they have in stock.
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Don't go to B&Q; I know no one has suggested it, but I do know someone with a 40ft Cat, his whole deck has peeled off because he reckoned B&Q sold the same paint as the Swindlery
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